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Prescribed Specialised Services (PSP) Tool 2020/21

The Prescribed Specialised Services 2020/21 Planning Tool, along with supporting documentation can be downloaded here. This tool implements the NHS England Identification Rules that are to be used to support the planning rounds for 2020/21.

Prescribed Specialised Services Planning Tool 2020/21

This product will be superseded by the Prescribed Specialised Services (PSO) Operational Tool 2020/21, which will be published in March 2020, aligned with the release of the finalised HRG4+ Local Payment Grouper 2020/21.

Download the Prescribed Specialised Services Planning Tool 2020/21 application

This product has been updated with the new Identification Rules to be used in 2020/21 (as specified by NHS England Specialised Commissioning).

Users are therefore strongly advised to read the Summary of Changes document that is available as part of this release.

If you have any questions or issues about the functionality of the PSS Planning Tool 2020/21, please contact

For enquires about the Identification Rule derivation, please contact NHS England at

Download documents

PSP 2020/21 Tool Summary of Changes - this document provides the list of changes to both the product and Identification Rules from the last release.

PSP 2020/21 Tool User Manual - this document provides full instructions on preparing and processing data using the Tool.

PSP 2020/21 Tool Prescribed Services Guide to Identification Rules - this workbook provides guidance on understanding the details of the code sets and associated logic used in the derivation of the PS flags, as generated by the product.

PSP 2020/21 Planning Tool sample data and expected results - the sample data folder contains both Admitted Patient Care (APC) and Non-Admitted Consultations (NAC) data for testing purposes. It also includes the expected results in files, as generated by the Tool. 

Last edited: 7 January 2020 3:11 pm